Career opportunities continue to expand in this field, and Bradley’s FCS department has a high job-placement rate. You’ll choose from careers in teaching, businesses related to family and consumer sciences, social services, nutrition and dietetics, retail (fashion) merchandising, and others.
This Didactic Program in Dietetics provides students with the first step in becoming registered dietitians. Through innovative teaching and unique practice opportunities, students are prepared for application to dietetic internships and entry-level dietitians. The dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995; 800.877.1600)
The Dietetic Internship (DI) program and Bradley University, with a concentration in wellness, offers interns the unique opportunity to deepen their experience in the wellness arena through carefully designed research and crafted rotations in wellness. Successfully completing all requirements of this program qualifies interns to take the RD exam.
This flexible curriculum is for students who have special interests in areas such as foods and journalism, interior design, or cooperative extension. A faculty advisor will help each student design his or her own program.
The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for careers in public or private schools throughout the United States. All majors complete education courses, in addition to a semester of student teaching and 38 hours of FCS courses. Those courses include 18 hours of core requirements in one or more of three concentrations including Nutrition, Wellness and Hospitality; Clothing and Textiles and Living Environments. Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program meet Illinois Certification requirements for teaching home economics and family and consumer science courses in high schools. Teacher candidates may also choose to complete a middle school endorsement.
The Hospitality Leadership degree program (HLP) at Bradley University prepares students for careers in the industry including such options as food service management, lodging, event planning, and tourism.
This major combines a student’s interest in foods and nutrition with wellness and other areas of interest and allows the student to individualize his/her program of study. A required minor will be selected in the field of interest of the student. Graduates may choose to earn an advanced degree to become a certified health educator (CHE), or work in a variety of careers fields such as public health, food service management, catering, event planning, buying for food corporations, recipe development, fitness, and/or pharmaceutical sales.
The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for careers in the fashion industry as well as other apparel related fields. Students are required to complete a minor in either Marketing or Business Management.